66: Unlocking the Beauty of Foliage: Top Picks for Your Cutting Patch!

Welcome back to another episode of The Cutflower Podcast! I'm your host, Roz Chandler, and today we're diving into the lush world of foliage. Join me as we explore the top picks for your cutting patch and unravel the beauty and versatility these green treasures bring to floral arrangements.

Summary:
In this episode, we embark on a journey through the top 15 foliage varieties for your cutting patch. From the timeless elegance of myrtle to the vibrant hues of Ninebark and the delicate charm of Snowberries, each foliage offers unique characteristics and seasonal appeal. Along the way, we uncover essential growing tips, such as the importance of planning for year-round foliage availability and the patience required for certain species to reach maturity.

Key Takeaways:

  1. Abundant Growth: Cultivate more foliage than you think you'll need, replenishing your supply annually to meet demand.
  2. Long-Term Investment: Be patient with species like eucalyptus, which may take years to mature but offer enduring beauty.
  3. Seasonal Diversity: Select varieties like Hibernum Tinnus for their ever-changing colours and textures, providing year-round interest.
  4. Speciality Species: Explore unique finds such as Myrtle, Ninebark, and Snowberries to add depth and character to your arrangements.
  5. Community Engagement: Join the Cut Flower Collective Facebook group to share your favourite foliage varieties and exchange gardening insights with fellow enthusiasts.

Join me in discovering the botanical wonders that foliage brings to floral design, and let's cultivate a vibrant tapestry of greenery in our cutting patches! All the links are below. 

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